Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP is very special indeed. This Flowery Orange Pekoe Tea comes from the Ratnapura district in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka.
It consists of fine pine needle-shaped leaves with distinct silvery tips, which, when brewed, boast traditional Ceylonese notes and delicate spicy hints. We pack it fresh to order, ensuring both quality and consistency with every cup.
What’s more, when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP offers Black Tea benefits. This is according to scientific research, which indicates it can promote weight loss, improve heart health and reduce diabetes risks.
Furthermore, there are suggestions it can aid digestion, enhance brain function and support the immune system.
Nevertheless, most choose Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP because, put simply, it tastes great. Why not find out for yourself? You won’t be disappointed by this wholesome, flavoursome, nutritious infusion - regardless of the reason for drinking it!
Ceylon Tea Facts
- Ceylon Tea only came into existence during the 19th century?
- 4% of Sri Lanka’s landmass is for Tea-growing?
- 5% of the country’s population works in the Tea industry?
- Ceylon Tea is one of the most popular types of Black Tea in the world?
About Ratnapura District
When one thinks of Ceylon Tea, thoughts often drift to four famous areas: Dimbula, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Uva. Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP, on the other hand, comes from, as its name suggests, the Ratnapura district of Sabaragamuwa Province.
This region lies to the southwest of the island but in the interior. It is one of two districts found here, the other being Kegalle.
Ratnapura is also the provincial capital of Sabaragamuwa, known to many as the “City of Gems”. This nickname refers to the area’s thriving gem-mining industry.
However, it also, of course, produces Ceylon Tea, which grows in the so-called low-country. The surrounding terrain is a mixture of hills and plains, scenery that, while beautiful, also contributes significantly to the outstanding quality of this beverage.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Ratnapura district, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP has refreshingly smooth, full-bodied flavours.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Ceylon Ratnapura Special FOP Benefits
Health Benefits: Could habitual Tea drinking (at least three times a week) support a longer, healthier life? It seems likely! This is according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which saw 100,902 participants split into two groups.
The first group was comprised of volunteers who drank three or more cups of Tea a week. The second group, meanwhile, included those who drank less than three brews a week.
Both sets of test subjects were followed-up for a median of 7.3 years, the results ultimately establishing that 50-year-old habitual Tea drinkers had a 20% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease.
Additionally, scientists noted that these same brew lovers could live up to 1.26 years longer than someone who never or seldom drank Tea.